//Cleft Chestnut Post & Rail

Cleft Chestnut Post & Rail

Cleft Chestnut Post and Rail, sometimes called Sussex Rail is made from untreated Chestnut hardwood.  The wood is cut during the winter when there is less sap in the wood, which increases the durability of the wood. All our Chestnut post and rail is sourced from local producers.

General Information

  • Provides a more natural and rustic appearance. Can be used for domestic gardens, horse paddocks and driveways.
  • Posts set at 9′ centres.
  • Cleft intermediate posts are basically half a tree trunk with the sides lightly trimmed and 2 or 3 pairs of mortises for the rails.
  • PostSaver is not available for Cleft Chestnut Posts.
  • Chestnut products are untreated.
  • Sawn plates, mortised for 2 or 3 rails are used to attach cleft rails to square gate posts.

To order, get an itemised quote or for more information on Cleft rail, contact us online or phone sales on 01892 864646. Trade and quantity discounts available.

  • Chestnut Cleft Posts

    £14.88£20.46 inc. VAT
    • All our Chestnut Post and Rail is sourced from local producers.
    • Provides a more natural and rustic appearance. Can be used for domestic gardens, horse paddocks and driveways.
    • Posts set at 9' centres.
  • Treated Softwood Plate for Cleft Rail

    £5.15£5.75 inc. VAT
    • Sawn, treated softwood plates, mortised for 2 or 3 rails are used to attach cleft rails to square gate posts, walls or existing fencing.
    • Standard size is 1.2m x 100 x 75.
    • Posts set at 9' centres.
    • Square sawn posts for cleft rails usually have 2 or 3 pairs of mortises for the rails.
    • Posts are usually mortised to order.
    • Sawn softwood posts are treated using the latest generation preservatives to UC4 standard
    • To extend the life of your treated softwood posts for cleft rail, you may want to consider adding PostSaver.
    • Intended for use with Chestnut Cleft Rails, but can be mortised for arris or square rails if required.
  • Chestnut Cleft Rails

    £9.30 inc. VAT
    • All our Chestnut Post & Rail is sourced from local producers.
    • Provides a more natural and rustic appearance. Can be used for domestic gardens, horse paddocks and driveways.
    • Posts set at 9' centres.
    • Chestnut products are untreated.
    • Due to the traditional nature in which these are made, they are made to imperial measurements.